This Week in Nature

Members of The Cancer Genome Atlas team this week present a molecular characterization of 276 colorectal carcinoma samples; the researchers analyzed the samples' exome sequence, DNA copy number, and promoter methylation as well as mRNA and microRNA expression. "A subset of the colorectal tumors — most often those turning up in the right or ascending colon — had unusually high mutation levels.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.